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Discussion on: Newbie in need of direction

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I would first ask what your motivation is for learning to code.
You may have to learn different tools based on which direction you wanna go. What you wanna work on. What kind of problems you wanna solve.

As a piece of general advice, I once heard someone say on Twitter (and I agree with them) that they always recommend newbies to start with HTML/CSS. Because the effects of what they're doing are immediately visible. Which initiates a positive feedback loop.

Once you're comfortable making static websites, you can learn JavaScript and add fancy animations, effects, and even content.
After that you just become unstoppable.

Not to mention, JavaScript is pretty lenient on newbies, has uses across many domains, and opens your doors to web development - one of the hot jobs today IMHO.